Kashmiri Student Assaulted In Mohali

Police Files FIR, College Orders Internal Inquiry

SRINAGAR — Punjab police on Saturday filed a case in connection with the assault of a Kashmiri student inside a college in Mohali last night.

On Saturday, scores of Kashmiri students staged protest demonstrations in Mohali alleging that their colleague was assaulted by unknown persons inside the Adesh Institute of Technology and Management, Mohalli Friday night.

Reports said that amid heavy rains, Kashmir students staged a strong protest and blocked Chandigarh-Ludhiana highway demanding stern action against the attackers.

The protesting students said that Masroor Ahmed, a resident of Adigam Kokarnag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, was “suddenly attacked by some unknown persons with a sharp-edged weapon”.

In the incident, Masroor suffered multiple injuries in his leg and chest, they said.

Masroor, a 1st Semester student of BBA, got admission in the college last week and, as per reports, had come out from the hostel to fetch drinking water when he was attacked.

Registrar, Adesh Institute of Technology and Management, M B Singh said the college has started a probe and police has also registered FIR into the incident.

 “A departmental inquiry has also been initiated and an HOD has been appointed as inquiry officer. He has been asked to investigate the case and furnish the report to chairman within 3 days,” Singh said.

The student has been undergoing treatment at Sarsvati hospital, MRI has been conducted and the report is alright nothing wrong in it, he said.

Incharge Officer Police Station Sadder Kharar, Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Bal Raj told GNS that “the student Masroor was assaulted by some unknown persons last night and has been hospitalised”.

The officer said that the condition of the student is stated to be stable.

“A case under FIR number 140/2018 under section 323, 324 IPC has been registered in police station Sadder Kharar in Mohali and further investigations were taken up,” the officer said.

 “We are utilizing our all resources to identify the persons responsible for assaulting the student,” he said adding that strict action will be taken against the assailants. (With inputs from GNS)

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